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Latest News: Research

Talking to Scientists: SMA Type 2

25 September 2015 / Posted in: Research

Ben Morris, who has SMA Type 2, and his dad Doug, recently went to Switzerland to talk to scientists and researchers about the impact SMA has on their lives.

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SMA Support UK at the Cure SMA Conference 2015

16 September 2015 / Posted in: Research

Find out the latest research updates from the Cure SMA Conference which was held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA from 18th-20th June 2015.

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SMA Europe: Call for SMA Research Projects 2015

25 August 2015 / Posted in: Research

SMA Europe is pleased to announce its 8th International call for SMA Research Projects. The application deadline for projects is 9th December 2015.

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Oracle Fieldwork: New SMA Consultation

17 August 2015 / Posted in: Research

Families are being invited to test a questionnaire, from market research company Oracle Fieldwork, that may be used in the future in clinical settings such as hospitals and out-patient clinics.

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Isis pharmaceuticals announces latest update from ongoing Phase II Trial

16 June 2015 / Posted in: Research

ISIS Pharmaceuticals has provided an update on the latest results from its ongoing Phase II clinical trial of the gene therapy drug ISIS-SMNRx.

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Novartis identifies new SMN2 splice-modifying drug

16 June 2015 / Posted in: Research

Novartis has published new research that identifies a novel small molecule drug that is able to increase survival motor neuron (SMN) protein levels, and therefore has the potential to treat SMA.

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Non-invasive Prenatal diagnosis for selected gene disorders (NIPSIGEN)

09 June 2015 / Posted in: Research

You can read the research project team’s latest update here.

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Cure SMA Research Conference: 18th-20th June 2015

01 June 2015 / Posted in: Research

Taking place in Kansas City, MO, USA, the Cure SMA Research Conference is the largest research meeting in the world specifically focused on SMA.

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Children in Clinical Research

18 May 2015 / Posted in: Research

Nuffield Council on Bioethics have produced a report that looks at the ethics of involving children in research, and at the roles and responsibilities of children, parents/guardians, and professionals.

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Patient Reviewers Needed

18 May 2015 / Posted in: Research

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is promoting the involvement of patients and their carers in setting the research agenda and in the design and conduct of research.

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